Help us balance the books.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has been feeling the squeeze financially for some time now and is hoping community groups, parish councils and volunteers will help it ‘deliver services in new and cost-effective ways.’ The local authority has published a series of key proposals – in a draft Organisational Plan – designed to ensure […]

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For the record

Bath Record Office has announced the completion of their externally funded project ‘Preservation and Change in a World Heritage Site: Architectural Drawings of Bath, 1750-2000’. In October 2016 department – part of Bath and North East Somerset Council –  was awarded a grant of more than £33,000 from the National Cataloguing Grant Scheme for Archives […]

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What future for the​ meadows?

Whitehall cut-backs in local government funding – and the increased demands on social services from us all living longer – have left B&NES a bit short of cash. I suppose looking after needy kids and the old must take priority over the care of things like the city’s many parks so its no surprise the […]

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Parking charge changes

Changes to the cost of parking in Bath and North East Somerset Council car parks are set to come into effect from August 13. New fees, which include a residents’ ten per cent parking discount, start on August 13. Sunday on-street parking remains free of charge and Park & Ride prices will not increase. Off-street […]

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Bag a bargain.

Shoppers looking for furniture and household goods can bag a bargain at a popular reuse sale organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The sale is returning, with a wide variety of recycled goods on Saturday 21 July, from 10am-12 noon at the old MOD building, next to the Recycling Centre, in Pixash Lane. […]

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BMT pull out of Bath Quays South project.

  BMT – the design, engineering and management consultancy company  who are based in Bath – have pulled out of the  £65 million pound Bath Quays South Project. A statement from Bath and North East Somerset Council says they have been informed  – ‘that BMT have decided to withdraw as an anchor tenant for the […]

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Bath City Forum to meet for first time.

The new Bath City Forum will meet for the first time on Tuesday October 13, at The Guildhall in Bath. The Council agreed to establish a new Bath City Forum in July. It will consider the key issues affecting the city and will assist and advise the Council on issues specific to Bath. Cllr Patrick […]

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Box, Bath and Brunel.

At 5.41 am on Tuesday, September the First – a train left Bath Spa for Chippenham. Not only was it the first train movement of the day on this Bristol to London line but the first to make the journey up the track – and through Box Tunnel – since Network Rail closed this part […]

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£38 million to find – where will the cuts fall.

A comprehensive review of all spending by Bath and North East Somerset Council has been launched by the authority’s new Conservative administration. The review is taking place in response to the need for the Council to find an estimated £38 million worth of savings over the next four years as a result of continuing reductions […]

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